June 24, 2024
Job Type
Short Summary
We have an exciting opportunity to appoint a Head Librarian, starting as soon as possible.    
Competitive plus generous benefits package
Working Pattern
Full Time, Permanent
Closing Date
July 15, 2024


We have an exciting opportunity to appoint a Head Librarian, starting as soon as possible.

Winchester’s libraries, archive and collections preserve the history of the school, and provide a unique learning resource. We have three main libraries for the pupils and staff to use and in addition each boarding house has its own small library.

Moberly Library, which has a stock of around 30,000 items, is the main school library and occupies a beautifully beamed 14th century building which formerly housed the school brewery. In addition, the library subscribes to numerous online resources, as well as periodicals.

The Head Librarian will be an enthusiastic champion of the role of the library at the heart of the school. They will be responsible for developing strategies that encourage academic departments to ensure that this vibrant, dynamic resource is embedded in teaching and learning, and that it is used as a driver for independent learning, research, wider reading and reading for pleasure. The Head Librarian reports to the Dean, Academic & Strategy, and ultimately the Headmaster.

About Winchester College

The school was founded by William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester, in 1382. Winchester College is a boarding and day school of over 700 pupils. In September 2022, the College welcomed day pupils – now numbering 40, including 34 girls - into the Sixth Form and will continue to do so, over time expanding the entry each year to include girl boarders in due course.

Situated in the heart of Winchester and within easy reach of London, there are few schools in the world which can claim to be as historic, distinguished, and beautiful as Winchester College.

Terms and Applications 

This is a full-time post, 40 hours per week, during term time with the addition of 4 weeks during the school holidays to allow for meetings, open days and extra commitments.

The full-time/pro-rata equivalent salary for this role will be circa £45,000 /£35,000 (gross) per annum.

Benefits include a generous pension scheme and access to on-site sports facilities, with wider support available for wellbeing and development.

For full details on the above post and to apply please click on 'Apply' below.

Only applications completed on the school website will be accepted.

Please attach a full CV with your online application form and send a covering letter to

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the recruitment process, please email

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact the HR Department –

Closing date for applications: Noon, Monday 15 July 2024

Interviews are expected to take place in late July / early August 2024.

Please note that applications will be dealt with as they arrive. Winchester College reserves the right to close the application process early should a suitable candidate be found. 

(No agencies please)   

Diversity and Inclusion 

Winchester College is a truly international community that celebrates everyone’s individuality, talents and potential and offers regular training and career development opportunities. We embrace diversity and inclusion in the workplace and are committed to promoting a fair and supportive environment for all our employees. We work hard to create a culture where different perspectives are valued and our staff feel valued for their individuality, and share a sense of belonging. Our aim is to reflect the diverse nature of society and of our pupil body. 


Winchester College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children: applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers, and obtaining an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services certificate. Staff will receive appropriate safeguarding training which is regularly updated. 


Both staff and pupils at Winchester College are committed to being the most sustainable school possible. You can learn more about our goal of creating a more sustainable school here. 

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